INCI: Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter
Description: Our Shea Butter is extracted from the nuts of the Karite tree in Ghana, Africa. Shea Butter has a creamy consistency. It is very versatile and is well suited for a wide range of skin, cosmetic and hair care applications. Shea butter offers a unique fatty acid profile that gives it the ability to moisturize, soothe and protect even very dry and flaky skin. It promotes healthy hair by nourishing the hair shaft, and it conditions dry or damaged hair.
|Appearance||semi-soft, white butter|
|Odor||nutty roasted smoky aroma|
|Suggested Applications||Skin Care, Hair Care, Nail Care, Lip Care, Cosmetics, Baby Care, Massage, Soap, Aromatherapy|
|Storage||Tightly sealed/protected from heat and light|
|Shelf life||1-2 years if properly handled and stored|
|Usage Rate||creams and lotions: 2 to 7%, salves and balms: 10 to 100%, w/o body butters and creams: 5 to 25%, conditioners: 1 to 3%|
Saponification Value (mg KOH/g oil): 170 - 190
SAP Multiplier for NaOH: 0.128
SAP Multiplier for KOH: 0.18
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